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H 297 x W 210 mm

160 pages

Illustrated throughout in black and white

Published May 2014

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781905739745

Digital: 9781905739776

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Il Duomo di Siena

Excavations and Pottery below the Siena Cathedral

By Gabriele Castiglia

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Presents excavation data and pottery finds from the stratigraphy underneath the cathedral of Siena. The surveys were conducted between 2000-2003. The ultimate goal is to trace a view of the settlement types and economic framework that has affected the hill of the Cathedral from the Classical age to the late Middle Ages.



Foreword ;
The missed opportunities of a town: Siena, excavations beneath the cathedral ;

Premise ;

The Excavation ;
The cathedral hill from its origins to the Roman era ;
Rhythms of the crisis: The contextual recession between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages ;
The Early Middle Ages: new forms of settlement and economic relations between the 6th and 10th centuries AD ;
A Second Transition: The rebirth of the context in the Middle Ages ;

Pottery from the Excavation ;
Introduction ;
Coarse Ware ;
Fine ware ;
African Red Slip Ware (ARS) ;
Red engobe ware ;
Amphorae ;
Lamps ;
Sigillata Italica ;
Maiolica Arcaica ;
Glazed Ware ;

Conclusions ;

Appendix ;
Methodological notes and analysis of mixtures ;